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VOA慢速英语2011--Education Group Gives $170 Million to 7 Countries

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Education Report - Education Group Gives $170 Million to 7 Countries


教育报道 - 全球教育合作组织向7个国家提供1.7亿美元资助

This is the VOA Special English Education Report.


A three-year effort in developing countries will seek to put twenty-five million children in school for the first time. Another goal of the Global Partnership1 for Education is to train six hundred thousand teachers.

一项发展中国家三年工作计划将寻求把2500万儿童送入学校。全球教育合作组织(Global Partnership for Education)的另一个目标是培训60万名教师。

The partnership recently awarded nearly one hundred seventy million dollars in grants to seven countries. These were the first grants since the organization changed its name a few months ago from the Fast Track Initiative. Fast Track was founded in two thousand two.

该合作组织最近向7个国家拨付了近1.7亿美元资助。这是该组织数月前更名后的第一笔资助,此前该组织名字为快行道倡议(Fast Track Initiative),创建于2002年。

Charles Tapp is an adviser2 to the partnership.

查尔斯.塔普(Charles Tapp)是该合作组织的一名顾问。

CHARLES TAPP: "There had been a lot of evolution of the old Fast Track Initiative, which was essentially3 something of a donors5 club, I think. And what was clear from our perspective [was] that we were not just a funding entity6. This was indeed a partnership."


The partnership includes almost fifty developing countries, as well as donors, civil society groups and teacher organizations. It also includes private companies, international development banks and United Nations agencies.


Members of the partnership's board of directors visit a school in Kigali, Rwanda

The latest grants were awarded to Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia and Timor-Leste. Mr. Tapp says the grant to Afghanistan is worth almost fifty-six million dollars.

最新一笔资助被拨付给了阿富汗、科特迪瓦、几内亚比绍、马里、摩尔多瓦、蒙古和东帝汶。 塔普先生说,给阿富汗的资助价值近5600万美元。

CHARLES TAPP: "[The] Afghanistan government has made a very strong commitment of allocating7 as much of its own resources as it can for education. Historically, Afghanistan has had some very, very well-educated people. [They] tend to come from sort of the urban centers. But obviously given the recent troubles and problems in Afghanistan over the last twenty years or so, the quality of education has plummeted8."


Mr. Tapp says Ivory Coast received forty-one million dollars to help in its recovery from recent political violence.


CHARLES TAPP: "One of the key areas that we're actually providing support for under this program is actually looking to build and also repair classrooms, provision of textbooks. And another thing that we're looking at has been working with the government to try and get school feeding programs in place. You get a number of areas of Cote d'Ivoire with very, very poor nutritional9 standards."


More countries are now looking for help from the partnership.


CHARLES TAPP: "Unfortunately, given the current global financial climate and the fact that there are still sixty-seven million kids out of school around the world, demand for our financing seems to be increasing rather than decreasing."


But many donor4 countries are reducing their spending. So Mr. Tapp says the global partnership must show them that their money is being well-spent.


CHARLES TAPP: "I think the fundamental thing that is important to do is actually to be able to show people who are providing financing that their funds are achieving success. And it's very clear that in the Global Partnership partner countries that you're seeing more kids getting to school for longer and for a better education. "


And as education improves, he says, so does the health of a country.


The Global Partnership for Education plans to make more grants in twenty-twelve -- first in May or June and then in November.


And that's the VOA Special English Education Report. We have captioned10 videos of our reports and other programs at the VOA Learning English channel on YouTube. I'm June Simms.

Contributing: Joe De Capua


1 partnership NmfzPy     
  • The company has gone into partnership with Swiss Bank Corporation.这家公司已经和瑞士银行公司建立合作关系。
  • Martin has taken him into general partnership in his company.马丁已让他成为公司的普通合伙人。
2 adviser HznziU     
  • They employed me as an adviser.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • Our department has engaged a foreign teacher as phonetic adviser.我们系已经聘请了一位外籍老师作为语音顾问。
3 essentially nntxw     
  • Really great men are essentially modest.真正的伟人大都很谦虚。
  • She is an essentially selfish person.她本质上是个自私自利的人。
4 donor dstxI     
  • In these cases,the recipient usually takes care of the donor afterwards.在这类情况下,接受捐献者以后通常会照顾捐赠者。
  • The Doctor transplanted the donor's heart to Mike's chest cavity.医生将捐赠者的心脏移植进麦克的胸腔。
5 donors 89b49c2bd44d6d6906d17dca7315044b     
n.捐赠者( donor的名词复数 );献血者;捐血者;器官捐献者
  • Please email us to be removed from our active list of blood donors. 假如你想把自己的名字从献血联系人名单中删去,请给我们发电子邮件。
  • About half this amount comes from individual donors and bequests. 这笔钱大约有一半来自个人捐赠及遗赠。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 entity vo8xl     
  • The country is no longer one political entity.这个国家不再是一个统一的政治实体了。
  • As a separate legal entity,the corporation must pay taxes.作为一个独立的法律实体,公司必须纳税。
7 allocating c2a5f190c01a38681c9217191537b1ac     
分配,分派( allocate的现在分词 ); 把…拨给
  • Administrative practice generally follows the judicial model in allocating burdens of proof. 在分配举证责任方面,行政实践通常遵循司法模式。
  • A cyclical multiplexing technique, allocating resources in fixed-time slices. 以固定的时间片分配资源的循环复用技术。
8 plummeted 404bf193ceb01b9d9a620431e6efc540     
v.垂直落下,骤然跌落( plummet的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Share prices plummeted to an all-time low. 股票价格暴跌到历史最低点。
  • A plane plummeted to earth. 一架飞机一头栽向地面。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 nutritional 4HRxN     
  • A diet lacking in nutritional value will not keep a person healthy.缺乏营养价值的饮食不能维持人的健康。
  • The labels on food products give a lot of information about their nutritional content.食品上的标签提供很多关于营养成分的信息。
10 captioned 923397b226bd6b0cebec65c75df23f09     
a.标题项下的; 标题所说的
  • This paper reviews the production, development and nationalization of the captioned materials. 本文就铜系合金引线框架材料的生产、发展和国产化进程作一论述。
  • Please advise other considerable hotels for this captioned group. 请推荐其它一些高级的旅馆给这一群打标语的人。
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